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13 May 2012 :: 11:05:38 am 63706

Thai Government Announces: Plate of Rice & Curry Plate Maximun Price 35 THB

The rising cost of living continued to make headlines. The central committee on the prices (CCP) of goods & services decided to impose price controls on cooked meals. Price control measures will first apply to popular daily dishes, including those available on the streets. For example, rice topped with an omelette should cost no more than 15 to 20 THB; a plate of khao kaeng (rice served with curry) should sell at no more than 25 to 30 THB; a plate of rice with two side dishes 25 to 35 THB; and a bowl of noodles with pork, chicken or fish balls 25 to 35 THB. The government will shoulder more than 4 billion THB of the cost.
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BANGKOK – May 10, 2012 [Pattaya Daily News]; The Ministry of Commerce stated that the price of 42-43 controlled items would be implemented in less than 2 weeks. Mr. Yanyong Puangraj-Permanent secretary of the ministry of commerce would consider the details and the price ceiling after that he would present it to the CCP meeting again. One area of specific concern was the minimum wage in the provinces which had been been raised to 300 THB per day.

The 42 items and services on the CCP announcement included; carton paper, printing paper, writing paper, sticky paper, garlic, instant coffee, liquid propane gas, corn, non dairy creamer, sweetened condensed milk, condensed milk, student uniforms, shampoo, powdered milk, fresh milk, drinking yogurt, yogurt ,sugar, oil, plant fat or animal, washing liquid,car batteries, fertilizer, wheat flour, cement, washing powder, dish washing products, sanitary napkins,cassava root and its product,drugs, plastic beads, para rubber,paper tissue, vehicles, trucks,motorcycles, soap, wire, pork, animal feed, iron steel distributor, iron sheet, steel, instant noodles, caned food, chicken eggs, and warehouse service.

The Ministry of Commerce concluded that the minimum wage had been raised, the fuel and electricity cost adjusted and the ministry would also consult with the Small Medium Enterprises; SMEs to raise the production efficiency after the 2011 flood disater.

Category : Thailand News

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